Brooklyn Base Ball Club

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Nick Name Brooklyn Base Ball Club
Earliest Known Date Circa 1840 (Foundation Date)
Location Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Nine Class Senior

A subset of the Union Star Cricket Club.

A Brooklyn City BBC is reported as organized in the Brooklyn Eagle, July 6, 1846. See John Thorn article in Base Ball, Fall 2009, Our Game blog Nov. 2, 2018.


Thorn, John (2011) Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game. Simon and Schuster, pg. 31.

Chronologies 1846.2


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Found by Ralph Carhart
Entered by Ralph Carhart
First in Location Brooklyn

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1845 3 Played 0 Won 3 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1845-10-10 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Gothams Club of New York Brooklyn Base Ball Club 22 - 1 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1845-10-21 Hoboken Hudson County NJ Gothams Club of New York Brooklyn Base Ball Club 24 - 4 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1845-10-23 Brooklyn Brooklyn NY Gothams Club of New York Brooklyn Base Ball Club 37 - 19 Craig Waff

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